Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 25, 2006
Remains of Dagmar of Denmark, the mother of the last Tsar of Russia, are transported from the Roskilde Cathedral to Saint Petersburg in order to be reburied in the Peter and Paul Cathedral on 28 September. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5372956.stm
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Hurricane Jeanne makes landfall near Port Saint Lucie, Florida, near the location Hurricane Frances hit 2 weeks earlier. Jeanne kills over 3,030, mostly in Haiti.
Thursday, September 25, 2003
Science – Space: Europe gets set for Moon mission. Rocket operators clear the Smart 1 probe to begin its lunar adventure on an Ariane 5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana. Smart 1 will test a novel type of propulsion system on its mission and map lunar surface features. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3136004.stm
Natural disaster: An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck near the island of Hokkaidō in Japan at 19:50:07 (UTC). A tsunami was generated off the coast of Hokkaidō as a result of the quake and tsunami warnings have been issued for most of the Pacific Rim, including Japan, Russia's eastern coast, Alaska, and Hawaii. //earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/Quakes/uszdap.htm
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Thursday, September 25, 1997
An air crash in Indonesia (likely caused by smoke rising from numerous forest fires in the area) kills 235 people (see Garuda Indonesia Flight 152).
Iraq disarmament crisis: UNSCOM inspector Dr. Diane Seaman catches several Iraqi men sneaking out the back door of an inspection site, with log books for the creation of prohibited bacteria and chemicals.
Wednesday, September 25, 1996
Wednesday, September 25, 1991
Sunday, September 25, 1983
Maze Prison escape
: 38 Irish republican
prisoners, armed with six handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of HMP Maze
, in the largest prison escape since World War II and in British history.
September 26 ndash Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a missile attack warning as a false alarm.
Saturday, September 25, 1982
In Israel, 400,000 marchers demand the resignation of Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Saturday, September 25, 1976
The Irish rock band U2
is formed after drummer Larry Mullen Jr.
posts a note seeking members for a band on the notice board of his Dublin school.
Monday, September 25, 1972
Thursday, September 25, 1969
The Beatles release their "Abbey Road
" album, receiving critical praise and enormous commercial success.
Organisation of the Islamic Conference founded.
"The Brady Bunch" premieres on ABC.
Saturday, September 25, 1965
The "Tom Jerry" cartoon series makes its world broadcast premiere on CBS
Friday, September 25, 1964
The "Shinkansen" high-speed rail system is inaugurated in Japan, for the first sector between Tokyo and Osaka.
September – Pete Townshend of The Who destroys his first guitar in the name of auto-destructive art at the Railway Hotel, London.
Wednesday, September 25, 1963
The Denning Report on the Profumo affair is published in Great Britain.
Tuesday, September 25, 1962
Friday, September 25, 1959
The first official large unit action of the Vietnam War
took place when two companies of the ARVN
23d Division were ambushed by a well-organized Vietcong
force of several hundred identified as the 2d Liberation Battalion.
hits central Honshū, Japan, killing an estimated 5,098, injuring another 38,921, and leaving 1,533,000 homeless. Most of the victims and damage are centered in the Nagoya
Tuesday, September 25, 1956
The submarine Transatlantic telephone cable opens.
Saturday, September 25, 1954
Saturday, September 25, 1937
Tuesday, September 25, 1928
and his brother Joseph incorporate the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation (now known as "Motorola
Sunday, September 25, 1927
Saturday, September 25, 1915
Monday, September 25, 1911
The French Navy ship "Liberté" explodes at anchor in Toulon
, France killing around 300 on both ship and the neighbouring area.
Sunday, September 25, 1904
Tuesday, September 25, 1900
Thursday, September 25, 1879
, South Dakotafire
: Two-thousand people left homeless. Three hundred buildings destroyed. Total loss of property is estimated at $3 million.
Thursday, September 25, 1873
Thursday, September 25, 1845
Wednesday, September 25, 1844
Sunday, September 25, 1825
Sunday, September 25, 1791
Mission Santa Cruz is founded by Father Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, becoming the 12th mission in the California mission chain.
Friday, September 25, 1789
Monday, September 25, 1780
Monday, September 25, 1775
American Revolution ndash Battle of Montreal: Patriot revolutionary forces under Maj. Ethan Allen attack Montreal, commanded by British General Guy Carleton. Allen's forces are defeated, and Allen himself is captured and held on British ships until he is later released.
Monday, September 25, 1690
Saturday, September 25, 1660
Samuel Pepys has his first cup of tea (an event recorded in his diary).ref name=Pocket On This Day/
Tuesday, September 25, 1629
Friday, September 25, 1598
Battle of Stångebro: The Catholic King Sigismund of Sweden and Poland is defeated in his attempt to resume control of Sweden by the Protestant forces of his uncle, Charles Albert. Sigismund is deposed shortly thereafter.
Sunday, September 15, 1555 (Julianian calendar)
The Peace of Augsburg is signed between Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and the Lutheran Schmalkaldic League establishing the principle "Cuius regio, eius religio", that is, rulers within the Empire can choose the religion of their realm.
Thursday, September 15, 1513 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, September 17, 1396 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Nicopolis: The Ottomans defeat a joint crusade by Hungary, France, the Holy Roman Empire, England and Wallacia, led by King Sigismund of Hungary. This is the last large-scale crusade of the Middle Ages.
Friday, September 24, 303 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, September 25, 275